KKR Resort

Experience Ko`a Kea: The Premier Kauai Beachfront Resort

Unrivaled romance & relaxation at one of “Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best”

Unwind along the golden beaches of Poipu at Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort: an upscale 121-room boutique oceanfront property named Best Resort in Hawaii and #48 in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2017. This intimate and romantic Hawaiian resort offers the island’s closest hotel accommodations to the water, paired with luxurious amenities. A serene saltwater pool area, oceanfront spa cabana offering indigenous services, and Red Salt restaurant—beloved by visitors and locals alike—are all complemented by award-winning service that is both highly personalized and personable.

Located on the south shore of Kauai—Hawaii’s “Garden Isle”—the surrounding area enjoys year-long, gorgeous sunny weather ideal for outdoor activities. Just steps beyond the patios of oceanfront guest rooms is Poipu Beach, one of Kauai’s most swimmable beaches, popular for snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and other water sports. An on-site beach activity center provides equipment rentals, lessons, and local recommendations with ease. Nearby, hike ocean cliff-top trails, explore charming Old Koloa Town, tee off at Kauai’s best golf courses, or visit spectacular natural sites at Spouting Horn and the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Any time of year, stay golden at Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort.

  • Address
  • Directions & Parking
  • Transportation


Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort
2251 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756

Directions & Parking

From the airport exit, proceed straight through the stoplight toward Lihue on Ahukini Road. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Highway 56S. Highway 56S merges into Kaumualii Highway 50. Head west on Highway 50 approximately 6.6 miles. Follow signs to Poipu/Koloa, turn left on Maluhia road through the Tunnel of Trees to Koloa Road. Turn right on Koloa Road and take the first left at the Texaco station onto Poipu Road. Continue 2.2 miles , staying left on the roundabout. You will see the Ko’a Kea and Waiohai entrance on the right after the Kiahuna Plantation. Continue to the end of the driveway.

Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort only offers valet parking, which is included in the nightly resort fee. No self-parking is available for guests.


Several modes of transportation are available for guests when they arrive at Lihue Airport.
The Sunny Poipu Express offers shuttle transfers from the airport to hotels in Poipu, including Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort. Cost varies based on number of travelers.

Taxi – Taxi phones and cabs are located curbside at baggage claims areas. Approximate cost is $50 each way.

Limousine – please contact the Concierge to arrange.

Rental Car – All major companies are represented on Kauai. To pick up your car, proceed from the baggage claim area to the Rent-A-Car booths across the street from the terminal.
Avis is available to rent through our guest service staff.

Our guest services staff will be happy to assist you in making any arrangements for transportation. Concierge@koakea.com

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